This newly added edition to the incredibly popular Man-O-War created by Abdel “AJ” Fernandez has really taken the cigar scene by storm. The Ruination, the fullest of the three common blends (the original, the Virtue and the Ruination), is not a cigar to be trifled with. Featuring a combination of Cuban-seed Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos this cigar produces a rich and bold smoke that has excellent balance of earthy and leather notes. As far as the cigar’s construction goes its good but not great. Out of the several sticks I’ve had, two of them began to unravel near the foot making the burn difficult to control without substantial correcting. The wrapper itself is a dark and oily Habano Ecuadorian leaf that adds a nice balance of black pepper and a mild sweetness. All in all a good smoke I would recommend to anyone, but for me personally, I prefer the original Man-O-War a bit more. I would have liked to have given the Ruination a better score, but with a fairly high price point, between nine and ten dollars a stick, coupled with a few construction issues, it’s a bit hard to justify. These are available in three sizes and in boxes of twenty.
Price: $9.00 – $10.00
Size: 5.5 X 54 Robusto
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador Ligero Leaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran